From: Trust No One� on

"Trust No One�" <dana.scully(a)usa.xnet> wrote in message
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>
> Any recommendations as to cheaper sources for HDMI cables?
>
Thanks for all the informative replies so far.

On the spur of the moment I visited my local market this morning and picked
up a couple of cables for a quid each.

Picture quality seems perfectly OK to me :)

--
Peter <X-Files fan>



From: Peter Parry on
On Fri, 05 Mar 2010 22:20:29 GMT, "Dave {��}"
<dave(a)no-virgin_media-address-2-spam.co.uk> wrote:

>Gold Plated HDMI to HDMI Cable - 1.5m - Ref. 550G/1.5
>
>�1.99 inc p&p

Or, if you wanted "more realistic colours, less blurring on movements,
and a more 3-dimensional image" you could pay �167.55 for 1.5m.

The 20m cable is a real snip at only �867.45.
www.russandrews.com



From: Dave {��} on

"Peter Parry" <peter(a)wpp.ltd.uk> wrote in message news:t0p5p5hmnvpqoklovt6l3sauaju0u6e66p(a)4ax.com...
> On Fri, 05 Mar 2010 22:20:29 GMT, "Dave {��}"
> <dave(a)no-virgin_media-address-2-spam.co.uk> wrote:
>
>>Gold Plated HDMI to HDMI Cable - 1.5m - Ref. 550G/1.5
>>
>>�1.99 inc p&p
>
> Or, if you wanted "more realistic colours, less blurring on movements,
> and a more 3-dimensional image" you could pay �167.55 for 1.5m.
>
> The 20m cable is a real snip at only �867.45.

Would a normal person know the difference? I doubt it very much. There have been many debates over
the years about more expensive cables being better than the less expensive ones but there is so
little difference in them that only someone who knows what they are talking about would see the
difference, and the extra cost for the more expensive ones does not improver the quality that much.



From: Peter Parry on
On Sun, 07 Mar 2010 14:57:19 GMT, "Dave {��}"
<dave(a)no-virgin_media-address-2-spam.co.uk> wrote:


>Would a normal person know the difference? I doubt it very much.

No they wouldn't.

>There have been many debates over
>the years about more expensive cables being better than the less expensive ones but there is so
>little difference in them that only someone who knows what they are talking about would see the
>difference, and the extra cost for the more expensive ones does not improver the quality that much.

It doesn't improve quality at all. It is a digital signal which,
assuming it survives the transition across the cable without excessive
errors produces exactly the same digits at the other side. You can't
have "slight" improvements.

An expensive cable is no better than a cheap one although it may work
over a longer distance. They either work or they don't.

From: David K on
Trust No One� wrote:
> While in my local high street I was hoping to pickup an HDMI cable
> for my new monitor.
>
> Maplins wanted northwards of 30 quid for a "gold plated premium
> cable" and around 17 quid for a standard one. I fail to see the point
> of coughing up extra for a gold plated cable when the signal is
> digital. What earthly difference would gold plating make to the 1s
> and 0s?
> I didn't even bother visiting PC World as I didn't want to suffer a
> heart attack :)
>
> I popped by Tesco and they were doing a "premium" cable for just over
> �20. Still overpriced IMHO.
>
> So I've returned home cable-less.

An e-mail today from 7dayshop.com

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_7&products_id=105618&r=20100311

David K

>
> Any recommendations as to cheaper sources for HDMI cables?


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